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J.P. Suarez L'91, SVP of International Business Development for Walmart, to Speak at Penn Law

February 16, 2011
J.P. Suarez L'91

The University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) will hold a conference entitled "Fostering Growth: Diversity, Career Choice & Risk in the 21st Century" on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Law School’s Levy Conference Center. The conference will feature a keynote address by J.P. Suarez, L’91, senior vice president of international business development for Walmart International.

"This is the 35th year of the Latin American Law Students Association at Penn Law, and to commemorate this milestone, we wanted to bring back to our campus one of our most esteemed alumni,”  Ryan Crosner L’11, president of LALSA, said. “Mr. Suarez has not only reached the pinnacle of success in the business world, but is also an incredibly giving person who is so enthused to be here at our conference and to share with us his experiences in both the public and private sectors."

As senior vice president of international business development, Suarez is responsible for leading Walmart’s international merger and acquisition activities, international real estate and construction activities, and global format development efforts. Prior to being named to his current position in 2011, Suarez was senior vice president and general counsel for Walmart International. He joined the company in 2004 as vice president and general counsel for Sam’s Club. His previous experience includes serving as the U.S. EPA assistant administrator for enforcement and compliance, acting as a federal and state prosecutor, and working as chief enforcement officer over New Jersey’s gaming industry.
Prior to Suarez’s keynote address, LALSA will moderate an interactive panel discussion. Participants will include distinguished practitioners and professors who will address the importance of diversity in legal practice.

For more information or to register, contact LALSA at